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Enbridge to pay $75 million for 2010 Michigan oil spill

PIPELINES: Enbidge will pay $75 million in a settlement over the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill. (InsideClimate News)

TRANSMISSION: A recently completed transmission line in Michigan will open up new markets for wind power and help agribusiness expand. (Midwest Energy News)

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COAL: A coal-fired Lake Michigan ferry will sail again this season without dumping ash into the lake. (Radio Michigan)

OIL TRAINS:
• Safety experts say new rules for tank cars don’t offer adequate fire protection. (Chicago Tribune)
• Chicago suburbs push back against rail safety rules, saying they don’t go far enough. (ABC 7 Chicago)

OIL AND GAS:
• An Iowa man who says pipeline developers offered him a prostitute plays a recording of the conversation for reporters. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)
• Nebraska landowners are suing to block a proposed injection well. (Chadron Record)
• Ohio officials will install more earthquake monitors. (Columbus Business First)
• Citizens push for a fracking moratorium in Grand Rapids. (MLive)

WIND:
• North Dakota regulators postpone a hearing on a proposed wind farm after county officials denied a permit for the project. (Forum News Service)
• A Chinese company will build 28 MW worth of community wind projects in Iowa. (WHO-TV)

SOLAR: A Michigan utility expects to have a new solar project — which will be the state’s largest — operating by summer. (MLive)

FERC: A Senate energy aide will likely replace outgoing Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Philip Moeller. (EnergyWire)

NUCLEAR: Ohio’s Davis-Besse plant is back online after shutting down on Saturday because of a steam leak. (Toledo Blade)

HYDRO: Why the Department of Energy says hydropower is poised for a comeback. (Utility Dive)

BIOENERGY: A bird flu crisis will create complications for a Minnesota power plant that is partially fueled by turkey manure. (Associated Press)

GRID: A joint venture plans 60 MW of energy storage in the PJM Interconnection. (Greentech Media)

COMMENTARY:
• Minnesota is at risk of losing its status as a clean energy leader. (The Equation)
• Nuclear power will play a modest — but important — role in addressing climate change. (Climate Progress)

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